Modulating immune responses with probiotic bacteria.

  title={Modulating immune responses with probiotic bacteria.},
  author={Takeshi Matsuzaki and James Chin},
  journal={Immunology and cell biology},
  volume={78 1},
For many years, probiotic bacteria have been known to confer health benefits to the consumer. One possible mechanism for this may be the ability of probiotic bacteria to modulate immune responses. Oral administration of Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) has been found to enhance innate immunity by stimulating the activity of splenic NK cells. Oral feeding with killed LcS was able to stimulate the production of Th1 cytokines, resulting in repressed production of IgE antibodies against… CONTINUE READING


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